0345L-MONDAY OUTLOOK & INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-3/16/2020
1- Another cloudy day on tap with a chance for rain this morning and later this afternoon. Thunderstorms may occur later today into the overnight hours but severe weather chances here look very low. Overall, we’ll be ok. Watch out in low lying areas for minor flooding if water runoff is slow. Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;
Monday-Cloudy with a high near 58. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night-50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy with a low around 49. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
2-MANY folks are still freaking out over COVID-19. Settle down folks. This is an upper respiratory illness. Yes, if you have underlying health issues, you can be hit harder by this but overall, if you fall into this category, take extra precautions to protect yourself. For others, if you are sick-STAY HOME. If you have a cough, wear a mask. Disinfect all hard surface areas that are touched by human hands around the house and at work. If you have flu-like symptoms and are not sure what to do, call your health provider and they will have explicit instructions for you to follow.
3- We continue to coordinate with the Health Department and if anything drastic occurs, we will let you know through our GARFIELD COUNTY EM app, our local newspaper, our radio station partners and over social media.
HAVE A GOOD DAY!!